The Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider course teaches students to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. It includes adult, child, and infant rescue techniques. The BLS provider course includes realistic scenarios, simulations and state-of-the-art animations, and incorporates Heart & Stroke’s proven practice-while-watching video format to bring the science of the 2015 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC to the front-line practitioner.

The Basic Life Support (BLS) Renewal course is a fast-paced course that allows the experienced BLS provider (those who are confident in their BLS skills through regular use in their work in the ED, CCU, ICU on code team, or paramedics and first responders) the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge through written and skills assessment in a concentrated program. Successful completion of this course allows students to renew their BLS course completion card.

The HeartCode BLS course uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive learning activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.  After completing the online portion, students attend a structured BLS Hands-On Session with one of our AHA instructors.  This session focuses on meaningful skills practice, debriefing, team scenarios, discussions of local protocols, and skills testing.  HeartCode BLS is for healthcare providers seeking an alternative method for completing an initial or renewal BLS Course.

Intended Audience:  The BLS course is designed for healthcare professionals and trained first responders who provide care to patients in a wide variety of both in-facility and prehospital settings or by those that require BLS certification and CPR training to enter a healthcare-related training program.

Course Format:  Classroom or Hybrid (Online/Classroom)

Course Hours:     Provider – Approximately 4 hours

Renewal – Approximately 2 hours

Hybrid – Approximately 1 to 2 hours online, 1 to 3 hours classroom

Course Completion Card:  AHA BLS Course Completion Certification Card is valid for two years.